Thursday, October 30, 2008

Twas the night before Halloween...

and all through the house, the kids were running and screaming and bouncing off walls!!! Nope, no excitement here. We have a Ninja, Indiana Jones and a princess.

Tonight we made little treats for their classmates. I found my inspiration here
but we totally simplified so they could be done almost completely (I just cut the paper strips) by the boys for their classmates. For Mak we did strips of Halloween paper around mini playdough since that was a non-sweet treat.

The boys were pretty proud of their creations and I am always happy when they do it themselves, I think they learn so much more.

Oh, my bed is calling! Let me go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

So much to make, so little time!

Seems I am always finding new stuff to CASE and thought these two were too cute not to copy and share with everyone! They use the Top Note die. I have the die, just not the machine - YET! :)

This little cute jacket pull IS an original idea. Imagine that! Used a clasp from Michael's, a ribbon end tab from M's too and then one of our cute filigree brads. How happy! Yes, I know the ribbon is retired, but I still love it and think it adds a nice little touch to my black fleece.

I have a workshop tonight and a ton of fun things to share with them. I will share with you later in the week. Just not tomorrow. I have a ton to do including all three kids going to the dentist and a wonderful college roommate of mine is swinging through and I have not seen her in 12 years! So excited to spend time with her!!! Today I have been up since 3AM today and still I can't find enough time to get everything done! I am not moving slowly either - I am a zippy little chicky but won't be if I go much longer!

Have a great day, even IF there is snow!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'll never be faithful.

Amy asked if my blogging fingers were broken. Umm, no. But let me tell you how I work. Have you read the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie."? I FINALLY get to stamp and make something I REALLY like enough to post. Can't find the camera. Search for camera, end up doing the dishes and getting food for a child. Find the camera, it's too dark for a picture, wait until morning. Do laundry, bathe a child and feed the other two again. Daylight, take picture, sit at computer, "M-O-M!!!!" Go feed child, help with potty and do dishes. Forget where I put the camera again to hide from little fingers. Search and decide to clean the office. FINALLY, wake up at 4AM and find time to post. Ahhh.
I have to say that I do love to stamp and find it an incredibly wonderful stress reliver and LOVE all the fun stuff. But when it comes to finding time to blog. I will never be faithful and regular. Unless I blogged everytime my children ate! OH MY!!!

Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes, I am a bit obsessed!!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Do you want anything?

I have the nicest friends. They call me from Achievers (happy scrapbook and paper crafting store that I would love to wonder around all day) in Salt Lake and asked if I wanted anything. Ummmm, everything! My mind went blank. All that potential and I could think of nothing.

On a happier note, I have eye candy for you. How cute are these little guys? I saw them on Splitcoast in the gallery is the apple idea and is the bat I copied. The apple and orange are super easy. I punched ten round tab punches, folded them in half and adhered one on top of the next and then the last two together. The bat is the scallop square punch cut in half and then little slits to fold back for the ears.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ewe are sooooooo cute!

I know, that was way too punny! I'll stop now. :)
Is this not the cutest? I admit I stole the idea from another card I saw but now I can not find the site, will have to backtrack and let you know. I am really punch happy lately. Tune in tomorrow for another instalment of the punches.

Monday, October 6, 2008

That is one funny looking pumpkin!

Happy Monday! No stamping for me over the weekend. It was World Card Making Day on Saturday but at our house, it was paint the house day! We got it done and it is a huge relief. But I did manage to stamp a little today, with a sick little three year old. Just a little cold but NEEDY! Do you know how hard it is to stamp with someone in your lap and you can not see your workspace?
I started out making a simple card with the halloween rub ons, while on the phone with a friend. I told her it was the new punch. She said, "Oh, the big oval?" Umm, no, the big circle. But I could use the big oval. I made one and it looked funny, kinda like a pineapple. BINGO! See, no mistakes, just new ideas.

My work could be better but not on a day with an attatchment with big blue eyes, blonde hair and a runny nose.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Evil conspiracy!

Ever say you did not like a stamp set and then... you HAVE to have it? I did not like the tree set in the new holiday mini. My sister tried to convince me that I needed it. I resisted. Then I went to a demo class with the cutests projects including this one using the tree. It is a conspiracy to force me to buy the tree because I like what they make and then when I get it, I won't know what to do with it. EVIL!!!

I love this box. It is CD cases that interlock to form the sides. You could put pictures in there or stamped images like the tree everyone is making me think I need.

Here is the website for the ink pad holder in my previous post.

Let me know if you make one.

stamping related

Yesterday was a total whirlwind with a crazy "to do" list! So no stamping but other stuff to share.

On Tuesday a kind friend called and said M's was selling their 8 1/2 x11 wire paper racks for $5!!! So I ran and got one while she held them. Soooooooo nice! Since then I have been filling and labeling. I really like it, just wishing I had two. I know, I should be grateful for what I have!

Then the other thing I need to finish is an ink pad holder. This is a VERY rough one! My sister gave me a blog that she found. I promise to share it later today when I find it again. You make it from foam core and use hot glue and since I had some I gave it a whirl. I need to try that again though! Not as easy as I thought it would be. But love the concept! It will do until one day I can justify a wood one in a finished room.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thanks for the love!

Hey there! A BIG HONKIN' thank you to the three people who read my blog and told me you missed me. It's nice to be missed. :)

Nothing dramatic or catastrophic, just LIFE with 3 kids, a hubby and a few little things that keep me busy too. I did not think many would notice if I did not blog, there are plenty of great ones out there to find. BIG kudos to those fab gals who do post everyday. They are the bomb!

I actually have been cleaning out my stamp area and moving things around. No, still no lights. :) Getting really creative though! My desk is piled high with stuff I am sorting through. My sister even commented, "How can you stamp?" I don't. So today I cleared a tiny little hole and decided I could only use current stuff I found on my desk. My favorite way to stamp is stuff from the scrap pile.

This little black plastic bracelet was in a two pack at the dollar spot at M's. Thought I would do up a little Halloween motif. Best part is if do not like it, I can scrape it off and do another since it is just rub ons.

Thanks again for stopping by. I just may try to post again tomorrow. Wouldn't want to become an overachiever. :)